Keystone XL protest: It’s not easy being “Green”
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein charged with trespassing in Keystone XL protest
By Steven Mufson,washingtonpost.com – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested Wednesday morning in east Texas while attempting to bring food and Halloween candy to protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, according to anti-pipeline activists.
Stein was taken to the Wood County jail and charged with criminal trespassing, a class B misdemeanor, said Kim Huynh, a spokesman for the Tar Sands Blockade.
Opponents of the pipeline have climbed some trees in the path of the pipeline in Winnsboro, Tex., and have been there for 38 days.
Stein’s Web site said she and three other women were attempting to deliver “fresh fruits and vegetables, canned proteins, trail mix, and Halloween candy.” The site said Stein was handcuffed by officers who did not identify themselves as police. It was the first arrest for the Green Party candidate, a 62-year-old physician. More…
Actress takes East Texas anti-pipeline protest national after arrest
After being released from the Wood County Jail late Thursday, actress Daryl Hannah took her message protesting construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to national news media.
Hannah, 51, was interviewed on CNN with landowner Eleanor Fairchild, 78, who was jailed on charges of criminal trespass and obstructing a highway passage. Fairchild also posted bond and was released from jail.
Authorities said the pair were arrested while standing in front of heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Fairchild’s farm south of Winnsboro. More…